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yeah john oliver of r t america. we are apparently better than. c. . heard of. the world bank they. were. sent us an email. in the news this morning from the international america's top diplomat suggests moderate taliban members could make up part of the afghan government in future marking a stark shift in u.s. policy. going security concerns. see social media success. was pressured for appearing on this channel way back in twenty four. the independence causing division but not only as in spain as you may expect now the worry is going across europe too will tell
a bit more about that. and china lays out its leadership plans for the next five years cementing the president's current forecasting where the country's going to head over the next decade to. talk about this morning thanks for joining us international review or didn't around the world was starting with this rex tillerson secret visit to afghanistan as not only signaled a significant shift in attitudes towards the taliban we'll tell you about that in a moment it's also left reporters a little puzzled as to where it all happened this place but the difference for a moment here's the official picture that was released by the afghan government following the president's meeting with the u.s. secretary of state but then later the u.s. also put out a photo to put spot the differences you notice in the afghan version on the right a large digital clock and. a raised no more the state department thinks that photo
was altered indeed simply to make it more attractive. i think if the afghan government had changed those photos probably to make it aesthetically more pleasing we never like doctored photos but i also understand that perhaps they wanted to present a better image than having that at bob graham but again that's that's really all i have for you on that but was there a tug more to it than the meeting took place at the heavily fortified u.s. military base although it was previously claimed it was in the capital of kabul for a pentagon official thinks the photo editing was done the mosque the true location well i think it was done for security reasons. what was taken out was a clock with zulu time and that indicates a military base i think what president got he was trying to show was that he held the meeting actually in his presidential palace but that was not the case it was actually at a very secure military facility and bodrum does underscore how fragile the security
is in kabul if not throughout all of afghanistan despite the security concerns rex tillerson claims there's room for the taliban in the afghan government now that's the big news the very same fundamentalist group that americans spent the last sixteen is fighting in its longest war. there's a place for them in the government if they're ready to come renouncing terrorism renouncing violence and being committed to a stable prosperous afghanistan. explains next what want to brought about them such a key change in america's outage. on an unannounced visit to kabul on monday secretary tillerson told reporters that washington things moderate factions among the taliban exist and that there is a place for them in the country's government so long as they were announced violence but this presents a bit of a dilemma as to how the us will be able to differentiate between the moderate and radical factions since it didn't work out so well in syria there has been.
intermingling of some of these groups we need to separate them we need to clearly delineate who is where. can you tell us what the total number of trained fighters. that are in the fight. is. let's not kid ourselves that's a joke. we have to acknowledge this is a total failure it's just a failure. this training program has not. frankly lived up to what we had initially thought. but the u.s. is no doubt wary of the pattern could repeat itself in afghanistan now tillerson also stated that the fight against the taliban should still continue quote in order
for them to understand that they will never win a military victory but after sixteen years of war neither side has achieved victory so that could possibly be the reason secretary tillerson is now pushing for the political option on previous occasions however when the u.s. urged the taliban to negotiate the taliban's reply was quite clear. we call on the taliban. to enter into a peace process a legitimate process a real process. i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement. theoretically
it would be nice if they could come if the taliban would decide to want to join the government question is will the afghan government allow it number one but number two i think the taliban have already made a decision that they're just going to wait out the united states they've been quite successful in taking over half the country now before it was far far less it's not certain that the taliban well remain and a moderate force if they see that they are winning. despite the u.s. backed campaign to liberate syria's rocket from islamic state now well but over here when rights groups in the less seriously concerned about the city safety and the restoration process to try to bring people home again. the united nations
stands ready to assess people with the immaterial assistance in iraq and its surroundings however at the moment we have no access and therefore no human. convoys or assistance can reach the city the humanitarian situation is dire that there is no sufficient water or health clinics and it's not save as many unexploded eminence of this war still remain so that needs to be cleaned up first before any civilian can go back isis has done a lot of harm not only to the inhabitants but also to the social fabric of this city and now it has emptied it of doctors nurses teachers and all things that are bad even a bird by population attitude is that the u.s. coalition has waged a year of bombing campaign that have priority. isis over the need to protect the
city's infrastructure so now the lingering questions is who will get the hospital who will rebuild it doctors maintain equipment will rebuild schools roads and all that has been destroyed and it appears that there are little to no plans for reconstruction and that is our major concern. meanwhile russia's defense ministry says ice is correct form syria has now been cut to just five percent of the territory they have a control seventy percent of the entire country before syrian government forces have been supported by russia's air force and their operations to clear out the terrorists and the process now of trying to restore huge job peace in many areas is now what well under way the statement outlines there almost eight thousand terrorist training camps and over five hundred minissha as factories have been straw and of course the battle to free syria has come at a huge cost. the american army limo. that i was more than
a father to them we were friends and i always told them i supported them and i would do anything for them. i am sure and my husband used to say that if something happens to us the only thing that matters is that he died with his homeland it's you know. a lot of them a lot of our pride there were times when i wanted to burst into tears in my mother's arms but she told me that i'm a man and i should be strong she said that we must all be strong but i will miss the she's the death of me much my first son i was never left alone all of my family stayed with me and so i wanted me that's what is called responsibility.
there are some changes at the top for the world's second largest economy with china availing its leadership team for the next five years while money is not going anywhere there was president xi jinping he very much stays at the helm jacqueline vogel explained to me earlier what this might mean for the country's future. today's lineup announcement really does give us a glimpse into china's political future just not in the traditional manner not in the way expected what's happened in the past one of the six men who are on the standing committee apart from she himself usually in the past one of them has been designated as the successor to the title of party chair but this time around everything's a bit different the fact is that all six of these men were born before in one nine hundred sixty which means none of them do it in albeit unwritten rule of retirement none of them would be young enough to take over for the title in two thousand and twenty two hundred sixty eight exactly exactly so with this kind of departure from . the question obviously is there
a long future for she was president maybe in some of the standing role within the government well that's what all the speculation is saying right now and of course there is a law that says as president he can only serve two terms but when it comes to his other two titles that a party chair and the head of the military those restrictions are just sort of based on tradition and that's just the custom that it's only been two terms by it of course this time given that it's just a suggestion he could go around that and that's what it looks like is going to be happening and of course those two titles out of the party chair and head of the military really are arguably more significant have more sway more power than the president and of course yesterday it's also important know that she's name and his political ideology were actually added to the communist party's constitution and that elevates him to the same doubt as does huge that elevates him to the same status of heavyweights like chairman mao and that really does cement his grip on power and his legacy in the country so obviously none of us has
a crystal ball we can't say really exactly what's going to happen over the next five years but will be very interesting to watch and see if he continues to sway from tradition how that plays out and obviously he just has no plans of fading into the background any time soon i spoke to politics professor joseph chang in hong kong look at home for the he told me that he. plays well for president xi. there are no young members who by the time of twenty twenty two can still serve for another ten years individual ship polls so this means that. paying to have a third term or on the song or he may decide to choose his. successors in the coming two or three years or he may even choose to split their leadership positions by a teacher and tool and he may still claim one or two top positions for himself it
is also all the years with the retirement of the elder the leaders in pain now has a very solid majority support at the political roles standing committee and a pool police. it seems you choose chief business office has been scrutinized by the media now of his appearance on this channel four years ago robert kinsler has been accused of having a cozy relationship therefore with r.t. and bolstering our online presence there york times now has been sifting through the archives in fact. the interview i did with a way back in twenty thirty the same year we became the first news channels to reach one billion views on you tube because of our best efforts now robert kissel told me what he thought was behind the success then. i think users generally appreciate its authenticity it's very apparent from everything that's going on on youtube so instead of having aspirational programming or agenda propaganda us
people really respond to authenticity what you saw happening with arab spring for instance was authentic the audience that watches this was with them to city and the bond with those who provided to them well that was the interview blamed for building about these ratings anyway kinsler course isn't the only person being named and shamed for appearing on our network far from it another week something else comes in british foreign secretary just last week or so boris johnson recently attacked opposition m.p.'s for being our guest of their own free will however some were quick to point her through in fact johnson's own father was among them last week a european think tank as well compiled a list of thousands of people who have appeared here on our channel running them all useful idiots from the mark if you have a link to russia through to the t.v. channels treating their audiences with contempt is some of the reaction we've been hearing. it's a witch hunt for anybody that has any relationship we have anything to do with russia and if anything russian it seems you know the fact. because they were
successful and you should be somehow in bed with google is i mean it's just madness like you would you chuck him out accusations without any real evidence whatsoever just because you have paid on an interview. many years ago it just seems bizarre you happen. to people want to see then people are going to watch it it doesn't matter who you all or who supports you i mean c.n.n. is no wailed white nose to clinton news network the b.b.c. is still voice of the remaining as far as brics it's concerned russia today it's what it says. you know you are backed by russia people take that into account these new york times from people like the to shuman people it is these are deep able apparently you're doing something that a lot of people are finding interesting because it services people that because of some kind of brainwashing or yen or whatever it is that you do because after all
that tie you got trump elected by brainwashing sixty three million americans if there is propaganda i would respectfully submit it's pro r d because every time the new york times talks about you i think it's out of jealousy in both your popularity . all right time for me now to paint a picture for your mental picture of the russian. kates a provisional government seizes power the bolsheviks stir up a rebellion we're talking october the twenty fifth one nine hundred seventy nine revolution in russia back then change the course of course of the twentieth century artie's giving you the chance to follow those world changing events real time citing this for the twenty first century twist see to tell you more. we may not be able to travel back in history quite yet but what if you could combine the past with the present and relive real live events which shape the whole world we know today meet our t's prize nominated project nineteen seventeen live we look at the
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. heard of. jack to the next president of the world bank. seriously send us an e-mail. just before the break through the council on his push for independence is dividing families across spain right now not surprisingly maybe but what is surprising is doing the same in france as well french prime minister who's got roots in the breakaway regions concerned about the repercussions that could have brought to europe. to dismember a state like sprayed this beginning gradually to dismember europe it is also progressive really weakening europe. box to the collapse of europe. former
french prime minister well files that mincing no words when it comes to catalonia is independents he was one of the most staunch supporters of course you have spanish unity and he was actually born into a cattle and family well given his heritage some might say that val's should be on the other side of the argument well that's at least what his sister thinks she's feeling and that reports him on twitter. for god's sake for the sake of grandfather mcgee this is not democratic and neither is article one fifty five since when has there been such a horrible thing as the suspension of freedom's bells isn't the only one he's been put into a somewhat embarrassing situation by close relatives over catalonia to get along with the president himself was also left red faced after his cousin chose to make
not very pro independence move in the wake of the referendum. is moving the headquarters of her company to madrid citing political uncertainty for dear client due to the current political situation invacare would like to inform you that we will soon be changing the location of our headquarters well we all know that nobody can quite squabble like your own family and when politics gets involved as well it may lead to some rather awkward dinners it seems that's how the vowels and the pitch to malls could end up. been skiing. on professor in the us. london to self in trouble now for calling mathematics racially discriminating ladies' names rochelle gutierrez she's from illinois university she's published a book in which she claims that aspects of the subject are an unearned privilege of
white people. on many levels mathematics itself operates as whiteness who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics who is capable in mathematics and here is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as white. does she have a point does she not show you've got your views good here is their full focus isn't what she calls the use of political knowledge to teach mathematics but apparently the idea hasn't very well at home with some of her students is some of the negative reviews she got on the website my professor has some students accuse her of racism claiming she's said there's no white privilege in their classes and that she makes assumptions about languages spoken by ethnic minorities we spoke to marketing professor who told us it's important that students get equal access to the but we can't expect everyone to achieve the same i think it really comes from this idea of identity politics so truth becomes said in derry to protecting
so-called marginalised people's right so in that case to the extent that say mathematics is dominated by one racial group more so than another then there is something wrong with it and we need to address it you should have equality of access but that doesn't mean that we have equality of outcomes and that's the problem with identity politics is it wants that the outcome be equal and that simply is not in line with the meritocracy my rebuttal to this is if you look at the one hundred metres olympic champions in the olympics over the past thirty years you'll notice that there are no more over weight middle aged lebanese jews i happen to be lebanese jew none of them are the winners on the podium right yet i don't complain that i feel marginalized because it would appear that the winners of the hundred meters olympic all tend to come from one racial group. there are several stories from us this morning check out more r.t. dot com i'm kevin zero in thanks for watching r.t. international.
i'm action or tense here we're going underground ninety seven you have to the day that irish playwright and shin fein politician terence mcsweeney died on hunger strike in brixton jail south london inspiring india's gandhi vietnam sochi minh and catalonia as ventura guts all in their fight for independence coming up in the show is the new mccarthyite attack on this t.v. network a laughing matter and how will russia respond to increasing nato intervention on its borders we speak to russian senator professor alexei pushkov head of russia's upper house commission for information policy and the air pollution in the british capital equates to three nine eleven every year with a new thirty dollar
a day tax on polluting cars be enough to save the lives of ten thousand london is lost on the headlines we've revealed the poverty of the police saying that's preventing some poppy day parades on the salute the couple of bernie sanders politics all of the more coming up in today's going underground but first what do we get to mean for british new mccarthyism well it's not a politician in the governing conservative party appearing to demand to know the names of british academics to check on their disinterested notice it's to raise a maze government telling elected politicians not to come on this show or this t.v. network and this all comes as bizarre neo-con think tanks allied to u.k. secret services continue to host elite u.k. officials claiming anything up to a sign a russian invasion of britain is imminent given how many british politicians from all parties come on this show we decided on something different today we went to the russian embassy in london to speak to russian senator professor alexei pushkov
he's head of russia's upper house commission for information policy the senate just before we go on to. you other issues i should say that in the statement dated b b c richard barron's come out of joint forces command of the british army a former joint chiefs of staff member said you know seriousness that russia and china could well be preparing an invasion of britain the present went on to talk about the costs of defending ourselves just to clear it up you're not planning on an imminent invasion of britain well not a little at least a joint one. and i'm deeply surprised actually that this kind of hysteria in the west i think it shows a very deep sense of insecurity but there is a feeling that the west is losing the initiative that the decisions of be taken elsewhere and this has to do with a new report to show off global economic power in the one nine hundred sixty the united states.